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Title:The General

Date: 1926
Type: Action / Comedy
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White / Silent
Director: Buster Keaton

During the American civil war Buster Keaton is turned down from joining the army because he is needed as an engine driver, but his girlfriend Marion Mack thinks he is a coward for not enlisting. When Union soldiers steal his train (The General) with his girldfriend on boad he sets off to recover the train and stop a Union attack on the Confederates. This is Buster Keaton doing more action than comedy but the stunts are good espepcially in the chase scenes on the trains. This is one of Buster Keaton's best films and he is ably assisted by Marion Mack.


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Marion Mack
Glen Cavender
Jim Farley
Fredrick Vroom
Charles Smith
Frank Barnes



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The General